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Best trails in Mount Aspiring National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Aspiring National Park, Otago? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 14 hard trails in Mount Aspiring National Park ranging from 3.3 to 42.4 miles and from 1,062 to 7,034 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Mount Aspiring National Park has remote wilderness, towering mountains, and impressive valleys. There are great tracks to explore the park as well as opportunity to do some real mountaineering.

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#1 - Diamond Lake Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Highly recommend taking the east track to Rocky Mountain on the way up and the west track on the way down. Wear waterproof hiking boots because in places it’s super muddy and wet. All in all, the hike was beautiful and not heavily traveled if you choose to go up to Rocky Mountain.Show more
#2 - Blue Pools (Haast Pass) Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 29 m
Wooded bridge trail in the forest and then a long swing bridge to cross over before getting to the blue pools. Water is clear and vibrant. Bugs are bad down by the water but not on the trail. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/mount-aspiring-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/blue-pools-track/Show more
#3 - Routeburn Track Day 1: Routeburn Falls Hut
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Good track with nice views and not too difficult. Even doing part of the trail is pretty enjoyable. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/fiordland/places/fiordland-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/routeburn-track/Show more
#4 - Routeburn/Greenstone Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 42.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Routeburn Track is one of the Great Walks in New Zealand. The huts along the way are not only big but also well equipped with flush toilets, gas cookers and other nice gadgets. Of course this comes with a higher price and the necessity to book your bed in advance. The Routeburn Track gives you a great variety of landscape, from lushy forests with moss, fern and waterfalls to stunningly wide alpine scenery with tussock, crystal clear post-glacier-age lakes and a view up to the tasman Sea. Compared to the Routeburn Track, the Greenstone Track is less popular and built out. But the Greenstone Track offers a lot of variety and beauty for the eyes. The huts are of a simpler kind and without a reservation system, you might end up getting no bunk when you come in late on a busy day. The flip side is that it's substantially less crowded. Show more
#5 - Rees Dart Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 36.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is a great trail with several huts along the way. It can get very muddy with difficult water crossings. Use caution before setting out on this trail. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/mount-aspiring-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/rees-dart-track/Show more
#6 - Routeburn Falls
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 17 m
This is a great trail with beautiful views of the Routeburn Falls. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/mount-aspiring-national-park/things-to-do/huts/routeburn-falls-hut/Show more
#7 - Fantail Falls and Brewster Hut via Brewster Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
The hike to Brewster Hut is steep, but you’re rewarded with incredible views of mountains, a glacier and waterfalls. The hut itself is pretty nice with a large deck area. There are no stoves but there is drinking water available. There is a river crossing right at the beginning. It would be difficult to cross following a heavy rain. Follow the orange triangles on trees all the way up!Show more
#8 - Roys Peak and Mount Alpha via Skyline Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 9 h 19 m
The area is closed October 1 - November 10 every year for lambing season. Although the trail is wide with no steps/technical difficulties, it is very steep, giving it a hard rating. This is a through hike so you will need to arrange transportation at the other end.Show more
#9 - Routeburn Track to Lake Harris and Harris Saddle
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 15.6 mi • Est. 9 h 1 m
#10 - Gillespie Pass Circuit
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 35.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
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